'Strong Persuader' became the first UK top 40 album for Cray and his band.
Finally, after years of dues-paying, the duo had the unswerving attention of pop audiences, radio and TV.
The death has been confirmed of trumpeter Wayne Jackson, a mainstay of countless classic soul and rock records as a member of the Memphis Horns.
We remember a great collaboration between giants of blues and soul, and the late and great B.B. King’s 1970s connection with Stevie Wonder.